Monthly Archives: August 2019

Christmas Carolers for My Mom

I wanted to go online to see if I could find some professional Christmas party entertainment that I could hire for a few hours. My mother lives in an upscale nursing home where residents do not lack for anything. This year will be the first year that my mom will be in there for Christmas, and I wanted to make it special for her. There is already an upscale Christmas party thrown each year, but there is usually just music through the speakers at the venue that is rented just for this purpose.

I wanted something more special for Mom because Christmas is her favorite holiday. Continue reading

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Managing Home Disasters That Involve the Insurance Company and an Anxious Husband

My husband gets a bit nervous when things happen. I have become the voice of reason in our family. He used to make split-second decisions that were always right. Now things get to him. We were sitting and watching a movie on DVD. A storm was raging outside and the satellite TV lost signal. We heard a big crunch followed by a crash. The huge maple tree in the front yard fell over. It looked like something out of a movie. The twisted roots were sticking up, and the place that does tree removal in Long Island told us that it missed the house and garage by inches. We could not even get up to the front of the house or garage because of the tree branches. Continue reading

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When Taking a Shower Goes Wrong

If you’re looking for some great shower doors in Union County NJ you can’t go wrong with Glass Plus. I’ve been ordering from them for a while now and every single order that I’ve had has been exactly what I requested from them. I flip houses for a living and you woiuldn’t believe how often I find a house whose shower has been utterly ruined. Who knows why squatters decide that a bathroom is the very first thing that I needs to be destroyed but they waste no time in dismantling everything that they can get their hands on!

Honestly, I’m typically hesitant with putting in glass fixtures or doors in any bathroom. I had a bad experience myself a few years ago when I slipped in my shower! I went to grab the door as I fell which caused the door to wrench out of the brackets. Of course from there you can imagine what happened next. The door fell as I did, shattering into a million pieces of jagged and flesh tearing shards that sent me to the hospital. Continue reading

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Preventive Maintenance for Your Septic Tank

Determining when you need a new septic tank can often feel like you’re playing psychic. Oftentimes, a damaged system can keep working until one day, it suddenly fails – and you’re stuck with tons of repairs, a yard full of septic tank cleaners and a massive invoice. Septic tanks are generally quite hardy, and can last up to three years before they need to be pumped but preventive maintenance and drain cleaning in Bergen County can certainly help avoid these bills. However, a damaged tank can be quite difficult to fix; add years of wear and tear on top of that, and it often makes more sense just to buy a new one altogether.

As previously mentioned, septic systems will only need to be pumped every three years, or even longer. However, if you think you’ve needed to pump a lot more than usual, then it might be time to replace it with a totally new system, as it may be a symptom that you and your family have outgrown your old tank. Go out to the landscape surrounding your septic system and examine the water. Continue reading

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